Blender 2.8 Beginner Tutorial – Part 1: Introduction

Blender 2.8 Beginner Tutorial – Part 1: Introduction

– You’re dreaming of
bringing your imaginations to life in 3D animations
or telling your stories in 3D animated short movies or even create 3D game assets, well, that and many
other things are possible with the free and open
source tool called Blender. Blender is not only
free, it’s also powerful. It is a 3D creation suite that covers the whole
3D production pipeline in just one software. It includes tools for
modeling and sculpting, texturing and material
creation, rigging and animation, simulations, VFX tools
for motion tracking, masking, green screen keying, compositing, video editing and much, much more. However, a massive tool like Blender is not easy to learn and it will take you a while
and hard work to master it. And that’s why I founded to help you guys speed
up the whole process to make your artistic journey
less painful and more fun. Hi everyone, my name is Zach Reinhardt, founder and lead instructor at and welcome to my new free
Blender 2.8 Beginners Training where you will learn how to
create this 3D scene here from scratch with juicy
and healthy apples. No junk food. If you tried to learn Blender in the past, you might be deterred by
this strange user interface and the weird way it
works in general compared to other tools. However, with the recent
release of Blender 2.8, many things have changed and improved to the better. For example, we have a much cleaner and more professional
looking user interface. The whole navigation was updated, for example, left click
select is now default. We now have a beautiful
looking 3D viewport with real-time graphics which just looks gorgeous. Blender 2.8 got a full
tool set for 2D animations in 3D space which will blow your mind. Then we have a new outliner
with the new collection system which makes organizing
your 3D scenes much easier and there are many other bigger and smaller improvements. So in my personal opinion, there was no better time
to start learning Blender and with the big financial support of companies like Epic or Ubisoft besides other companies and the support of the community, I feel that
Blender has a bright future. And by the way, you won’t
find any other 3D tool with such a great, big,
and helpful community. You’re awesome, guys. So let’s get back to the apples. (crunching) In this beginner training, we will take a look on how Blender works while we create a 3D scene from scratch. That means we will learn most of the basics while we
are creating the assets for the scene but first, we will have a quick
look at the user interface and the navigation, then we will model all the assets for our 3D scene like
the apple and the knife, so we will concentrate on organic objects and hard surface objects. Then we will learn about UV unwrapping, texture painting,
material creation using nodes to make our objects
look like real objects. Then we will use simple particle effects to add water drops to the apples so they look really wet and then we will also do
some simple cloth simulation to create a piece of fabric and you will also use
a rigid body simulation to throw a bunch of apples into a bowl. Then we will add some lighting to make the whole scene
look really beautiful and in the end, we will
render out a still image, so we basically take a
photo and output this so we can use it for social media or to further adjust this in Photoshop or other 2D editors and for that we will use on the one hand, the real-time render engine called EEVEE and the more realistic
physical-based render called Cycles. So, a lot of juicy content. (crunching) And if you want to follow along, you can sign up to our Resource section which includes all the project files, the textures and you can
even download all the videos of this tutorial series free of charge and this Resource section also includes a comprehensive Blender 2.8 shortcut PDF and other tutorials and resources. Follow the link in the video
description to sign up. Although this free Blender training here is quite comprehensive, we won’t cover all the fine details of each tool and workflow we touch but it should give you a great overview about how Blender works and what it takes to
create a full 3D scene from start to finish. If you’re looking for a more in-depth and clear introduction into Blender 2.8, covering not only the basics of Blender but also the basics of 3D in general, you might also enjoy our
top-rated Blender 2.8 Launch Pad video course. It’s a 15-hours long course with roughly 200 short video which provides you a fun and detailed way of learning the fundamentals of Blender while creating a beautiful 3D
animated scene from scratch and besides that, after enrolling the Launch Pad course, you can also get access to me, so if you have any
questions along the way, I’ll be there to answer them and help you and you can also join our
student-only Facebook community. So check it out, link below
in the video description. So guys, without further words, head over to, download and install the
latest version of Blender and then let’s get started
with learning Blender 2.8 in the next video. See you there. And remember, an apple a
day keeps the doctor away. (crunching) Come on, click the video,
we want to get started. What you waiting for? (dramatic music)

28 thoughts on “Blender 2.8 Beginner Tutorial – Part 1: Introduction”

  1. Are you excited to get started with Blender 2.8? Download Blender, grab an apple 🍎 and let's go! πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€
    ⇨ Download Blender:
    ⇨ Blender 2.8 Hotkey PDF and Project Files (email required):

    ⇨ Blender 2.8 Launch Pad course:

  2. 1:15 "With juicy and healthy apples. No junk food"

    Is that a pun directed to Blender Guru's tutorial which is modelling donuts? xD

  3. @CG Boost, could you please share what basic settings you find useful for the pen with a Wacom tablet? maybe even a profile file? πŸ™‚ many thanks

  4. I am following both this and Blender Guru's Donut Tutorial! They are both so exciting! You both rock!
    Can't wait to get to the water droplets on the apples and condensation and steam on the coffee cup!

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